Puerto Iguazú is without a doubt an ideal place for those who wish to enjoy all kinds of activities. And while the Iguazu Falls are the most outstanding landmark in this city, today we will be presenting other attractions in the area along with other plans related to this fascinating site. So if you thought the only appealing destination would be the Falls, you will be pleasantly surprised by this post.

Iguazu Falls

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January 2nd, 2022

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S ome 30 minutes away from the abovementioned city in the province of Misiones lies the Iguazú National Park, the jewel of the region. As well as the Falls and the most traditional tours, the park features a wide range of activities that cater for all tastes. This conservation area – which sits between Argentina and Brazil- covers an area of 250,000 hectares and is home to a breathtaking subtropical rainforest with a stunning flora and fauna.

The Iguazu Falls – Classic Tour

Colossal, indescribable, majestic, marvelous, unique, overwhelming….are only a few of the adjectives that may give you an idea of what this destination is like. Given the vast surface area of the park and the considerable height of its falls (up to 80 meters), this setting offers a great number of perspectives.

The classic tours include the walkway towards the “Devil´s Throat”, the Superior Circuit and the Lower Circuit. Indeed, you do need these many points of reference to better appreciate the magnificence and beauty of this site. You can´t miss them!

Iguazu Falls

Helicopter Ride over the Waterfalls

Once in the Park and while doing the tour it will dawn on you that one single photo will not be enough to capture the natural marvel all around you. For those who seek to gain a more complete and thus unique and unforgettable perspective of this World Heritage Site we highly recommend a helicopter ride.

That´s right! A flight over the spectacular falls in the company of experts. During the tour travelers not only get to take in a fascinating aerial view of this marvel, but also live an exceptional experience.

Helicopter Ride over the Waterfalls

Full Moon Walking Tour

Here is one more recommended tour worthy of a movie. Fancy yourself trekking around the natural park in the moonlight, while listening to the many species in the area, the silence of the night…The forest and the powerful sound of water will tell you one special story.

Please note that this excursion is not available throughout the month. So make sure you schedule it in advance with the assistance of your Argentina On The Go agent.

Full Moon Walking Tour

Landmark of the Three Frontiers

From Argentina you will be able to take in both Brazil and Paraguay. Does that sound far-fetched? While visiting this famous site in Puerto Iguazú, travelers will enjoy the original experience of simultaneously catching sight of the borders with Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) and Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil). For sure, this is one of the most exciting plans in the city. The viewpoint features a monolith that symbolizes the fraternity and respect between the three nations while proving the invisibility of borders in the face of nature.

Landmark of the Three Frontiers

San Ignacio Ruins

Misiones is a province that boasts a cornucopia of natural and historical treasures. Only a few hours away from Puerto Iguazú lie the San Ignacio Ruins. This place – a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984- is an invaluable cultural asset for the region. The Jesuit mission here is the best preserved of the ones built in Argentina between the XVI and the XVII centuries. This site is home to the facades of a cemetery, some houses, a Cabildo, a church and the priests´ residence.

San Ignacio Ruins

Bird Park

And given the proximity with the neighboring country, we would like to recommend one of the most outstanding attractions in the area: the Bird Park, a natural setting dedicated to the conservation of diverse species. During the walk around the park (which takes between 1 and 2 hours) visitors will be able to get in close contact with a wide variety of birds along with other animals, and even take pictures of them.

Bird Park

Wanda Mines

Wanda is one beautiful town in the province of Misiones. It is home to one of the region´s treasures run by a mining and industrial company bearing the same name. This enterprise was founded by Polish immigrants back in 1936 and since then it has been dedicated to the discovery and extraction of basalt, quartz, gems, or topaz in the mines. They also feature a theme park that leads visitors into a world full of natural beauty and the mining history of the area, among other attractions.

Wanda Mines